A teasy target="_blank">clip posted on YouTube Tuesday showed a wide shot of what looked to be Tiësto’s 2011 Ultra Music Festival set. The caption below it read, “Any ideas what this might be the first track from?” And on Thursday (March 8), the dance music heavyweight confirmed that his next album drops April 24. Indeed, the moody, building song preview that the clip is set to will be the opening track of the second installment in his Club Life mix album series , Club Life: Volume Two Miami.
And with dance music enthusiasts counting down the days to Miami Music Week 2012 (March 20 through March 25), an occasion that will see the EDM faithful from around the world heading to Miami’s pools, parks and Ultra Music Festival, the new album’s title makes perfect sense for this time of year.
“I picked Miami because it’s one of my favorite cities in the world,” Tiësto explained in a statement. “There’s so much to do, the club life there is amazing, it’s a very glamorous city. I play in Miami a couple times a year and that’s where I got my inspiration from on this album.”
Camp Tiësto revealed quite a bit about CLV2M: Expect a Tiësto original in “Chasing Summers,” an “enormous” collaboration with Wolfgang Gartner on “We Own the Night” and “a high-energy team-up” with Swanky Tunes on “Make Some Noise.”
On the remix side, CLV2M will feature Tiësto’s already smoldering remix of Coldplay’s “Paradise,” Gotye’s popular hit “Somebody That I Used to Know” and the Naked and Famous’ “Young Blood,” an effort that partnered him with Hardwell, his hometown buddy from Breda, Holland. Fans will be ecstatic to know that the mix album will also include a remix of Afrojack’s latest smash success, “Can’t Stop Me Now,” which the statement describes as a “muscular, floor-filling affair.”
Tiësto is set to headline Ultra Music Festival in Miami, and his label, Musical Freedom, will showcase an as-yet-unannounced roster of talent at the Fontainebleau Hotel’s Arkadia Nightclub on Friday night, March 23.
Additionally piquing the interest of many fans is a possible charity Holland vs. Sweden DJ soccer match, which may take place during the week in Miami. Rumors swirling in the Twitterverse indicate that the Swedish House Mafia gents, Afrojack , Dada Life, Otto Knows, Sunnery & Ryan, Avicii, Alesso and more will be taking part. MTV News will have more on that if and when details emerge (fans can check out @DJFootballGames on Twitter as well).
Club Life: Volume 2 – Miami will also feature Baggi Begovic’s “If a Lie Was Love,” Sultan + Ned Shepard’s “Walls” and Avesta’s “Arena.”